OxoElite & EcoElite Technology

Oxo-Biodegradable Additives

OxoElite Technology

Our OxoElite technology has been designed to control and manage the lifetime of products made from the most common plastics used by modern society. Our OxoElite is biodegradable (not compostable) and recyclable! Yes, recyclable. This is a common misconception. Making OxoElite the perfect choice for any plastic that could be littered or recycled.

OxoElite is added in typically small quantities of 2 to 3% to commodity resins during the manufacture of finished plastic products, using standard manufacturing equipment and processes. Plastic incorporating OxoElite is virtually indistinguishable in appearance and performance from traditional non-degradable plastics until degradation of the product is triggered in accordance with end-user requirements (following its “shelf” or “service” life). These products will ultimately biodegrade in the presence of microbes found in nature without leaving micro-plastics behind.

Advantage and Application

Controlled Lifetime
The shelf life and service life of degradable and biodegradable plastic products incorporating OxoElite an be customized based on customer requirements ranging from a few months to years
Process-ability
OxoElite degradable plastic additive technology is applied to conventional commodity plastics and is processed using almost identical conditions as is required for the unmodified resins.
Performance
Degradable products incorporating OxoElite have similar physical properties and are indistinguishable in look and performance from regular products prior to the onset of degradation.
Reusable & Recyclable
Products incorporating OxoElite additives, prior to the onset of degradation, can be reused and are compatible with existing recycling streams during post production or at post consumer level.
Degradable & Biodegradable
Test results and proven scientific studies have verified that OxoElite incorporated products degrade, disintegrate and biodegrade.
Non-toxic
Degradable products made using EcoPoly’s technology are non-toxic and safe for food contact applications.
Non-ecotoxic
OxoElite incorporated products produce no harmful residue after biodegradation products
Standards
The following standards are used for testing products containing OxoElite
British Standard 8472 American ASTM D6954
United Arab Emirates Standard 5009:2009 French Accord T51-808
Saudi Standard SASO 2879
Certified Compostable Additives

EcoElite Technology

EcoPoly offers a variety of Earth Friendly polymers, that achieve similar physical characteristics and performance of oil based resins..

Our EcoElite line of compostable resins provide effective solutions to meet growing demand for eco-friendly, bio-based goods. The EcoElite line is made renewable material. Because these unique bio-based composites can be formed into a variety of shapes and sizes, they have virtually unlimited applications in the production of both pliable and hard plastic products, including tableware, golf tees, credit cards, and more.

The finished products have the functionality and characteristics equal to those of traditional plastics and we can often times work with our customers to focus on the qualities most important to them.

Compostable products are a great fit for landfill bound products that can be collected and composted in municipal facilities. It is important to note that these facilities do not exist everywhere and that compostable products are NOT recyclable. It’s our policy at EcoPoly to promote products that can be collected and recycled at the end of life and made into new products over and over again. This is the best way to help the planted and reduce the carbon footprint.

Advantage and Application

Made from renewal resources found in nature
Uniquely tolerant to heat conditions ranging from moderate to high
A rare combination of strength, rigidity and pliability
Easy for processing and taking on desired shape and color characteristics
Films
Injection-molded and extrusion
Straws, cups, lids
Packaging for food and other products
Organic waste containers
Agriculture
A wide variety of injection-molded products

Standards

ALL EcoPoly compostable products comply to ALL international standards for compostability and biodegradation as currently written and proposed.